2012 Summer Olympic Games – Women’s Swimming Results

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Womens Swimming

Aside from the 10km marathons for both men and women, swimming in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Gameshave come to a close. With records shattered, dreams come true, and surprise performances, this year’s Olympic Games have been pretty phenomenal just within the first week. Missy Franklin and Ruta Meilutyte are just a few of the stunning highlights of this year’s games and you can see them all after the break!

It simply astounds me the amount of athleticism comes from these games every four years. Not only has men’s swimming been fantastic, but the women’s have held their own, creating their own excitement. Being only 15 years old, Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte won two gold medals this year and shocked the world. Missy Franklin was able to defend her gold medal from the 2008 Beijing games in the 200m Backstroke to become the first woman to win back to back golds in that event.

Winning these games does not come easy, and I can only imagine how much grueling, intense training each athlete had to go through to get where they are today. It will be quite exciting next year to see if the Americans can defend their titles and stay up on top without Michael Phelps competing in the 2016 games. Without him electrifying the pool, it will definitely be a different atmosphere.

2012 Summer Olympics Womens Swimming

Let’s dive into the results shall we:

Women’s 50m Freestyle: Finals – Saturday, August 4
Gold: Netherlands – Ranomi Kromowidjojo    24.05 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Belarus – Aliaksandra Herasimenia    24.28         +0.23
Bronze: Netherlands – Marleen Veldhuis    24.39         +0.34
4TH: Germany – Britta Steffan    24.46         +0.41
5TH: Great Britain – Francesca Halsall    24.47         +0.42

Women’s 100m Freestyle: Finals – Thursday, August 2
Gold: Netherlands – Ranomi Kromowidjojo    53.00 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Belarus – Aliaksandra Herasimenia    53.38         +0.38
Bronze: China – Yi Tang   53.44         +0.44
4TH: Australia – Melanie Schlanger    53.47         +0.47
5TH: USA – Missy Franklin    53.64         +0.64

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Womens Swimming Schmitt

Women’s 200m Freestyle:Finals – Thursday, August 2
Gold: USA – Allison Schmitt    1:53.61 (Olympic Record)
Silver: France – Camille Muffat    1:55.58         +1.97
Bronze: Australia – Bronte Barratt    1:55.81         +2.20
4TH: USA – Missy Franklin    1:55.82         +2.21
5TH: Italy – Federica Pellegrini    1:56.73         +3.12

Women’s 400m Freestyle: Finals – Sundau, July 29
Gold: France – Camille Muffat    4:01.45 (Olympic Record)
Silver: USA – Allison Schmitt    4:01.77 (American Record)    +0.32
Bronze: Great Britain – Rebecca Adlington    4:03.01         +1.56
4TH: Denmark – Lotte Friis    4:03.98         +2.53
5TH: Italy – Federica Pellegrini    4:04.50         +3.05

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Swimming Muffat

Women’s 800m Freestyle: Finals – Friday, August 3
Gold: USA – Katie Ledecky    8:14.63 (American Record)
Silver: Spain – Mireia Belmonte Garcia    8:18.76         +4.13
Bronze: Great Britain – Rebecca Adlington    8:20.32         +5.69
4TH: New Zealand – Lauren Boyle    8:22.72 (Oceania Record)    +8.09
5TH: Denmark – Lotte Friis    8:23.86         +9.23

Women’s 100m Butterfly: Finals – Sunday, July 29
Gold: USA – Dana Vollmer    55.98 (World Record)
Silver: China – Ying Lu    56.87         +0.89
Bronze: Australia – Alicia Coutis    56.94         +0.96
4TH: Sweden – Sarah Sjostrom    57.17         +1.19
5TH: Italy – Ilaria Bianchi    57.27         +1.29

Women’s 200m Butterfly: Finals – Wednesday, August 1
Gold: China – Liuyang Jiao    2:04.06 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Spain – Mireia Belmonte Garcia    2:05.25         +1.19
Bronze: Japan – Natsumi Hoshi    2:05.48         +1.42
4TH: USA – Kathleen Hersey    2:05.78         +1.72
5TH: Cammile Adams    2:06.78         +2.72

Women’s 100m Breaststroke: Finals – Monday, July 30
Gold: Lithuania – Ruta Meilutyte    1:05.47
Silver: USA – Rebecca Soni    1:05.55     +0.08
Bronze: Japan – Satomi Suzuki    1:06.46     +0.99
4TH: Jamaica – Alia Atkinson    1:06.93     +1.46
5TH: Australia – Leisel Jones    1:06.95     +1.48

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Womens Swimming USA

Women’s 200m Breaststroke: Finals – Thursday, August 2
Gold: USA – Rebecca Soni    2:19.59 (World Record)
Silver: Japan – Satomi Suzuki    2:20.72 (Tied Asian Record)     +1.13
Bronze: Russia – Iuliia Efimova    2:20.92 (European Record)     +1.33
4TH: Denmark – Rikke Pedersen    2:21.65         +2.06
5TH: Canada – Martha McCabe    2:23.16         +3.57

Women’s 100m Backstroke: Finals – Monday, July 30
Gold: USA – Missy Franklin    58.33 (American Record)
Silver: Australia – Emily Seebohm    58.68         +0.35
Bronze: Japan – Aya Terakawa    58.83 (Asia Record)     +0.50
4TH: Russia – Anastasia Zueva    59.00         +0.67
5TH: Great Britain – Gemma Spofforth    59.20         +0.87

2012 Summer Olympics Missy Franklin

Women’s 200m Backstroke: Finals – Friday, August 3
Gold: USA – Missy Franklin    2:04.06 (World Record)
Silver: Russia – Anastasia Zueva    2:05.92         +1.86
Bronze: USA – Elizabeth Beisel    2:06.55         +2.49
4TH: Great Britain – Elizabeth Simmonds    2:07.26         +3.20
5TH: Australia – Meagen Nay    2:07.43         +3.37

Women’s 200m Individual Medley: Finals – Tuesday, July 31
Gold: China – Shiwen Ye    2:07.57 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Australia – Alicia Coutis    2:08.15         +0.58
Bronze: USA – Caitlin Leverenze    2:08.95         +1.38
4TH: Australia – Stephanie Rice    2:09.55         +1.98
5TH: USA – Ariana Kukors    2:09.83         +2.26

Women’s 400m Individual Medley: Finals – Saturday, July 28
Gold: China – Shiwen Ye    4:28.43 (World Record)
Silver: USA – Elizabeth Beisel    4:31.27         +2.84
Bronze: China – Xuanxu Li    4:32.91         +4.48
4TH: Hungary – Katinka Hosszu    4:33.49         +5.06
5TH: Great Britain MILEY Hannah    4:34.17         +5.74

Women’s 10km Marathon: Finals – Thursday, August 9
Gold: Hungary – Eva Risztov    1:57:38.2
Silver: USA – Haley Anderson    1:57:38.6
Bronze: Italy – Martina Grimaldi    1:57:41.8
4TH: Great Britain – Keri-anne Payne    1:57:42.2
5TH: Germany – Angela Maurer    1:57:52.8

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay: Finals – Saturday, July 28
Gold: Australia     3:33.15 (Olympic Record)
Alicia Coutts (53.90)
Cate Campbell (53.19)
Brittany Elmslie (53.41)
Melanie Schlanger (52.65)

Silver: Netherlands     3:33.79        +0.64
Inge Dekker (54.67)
Marleen Veldhuis (53.80)
Femke Heemskerk (53.39)
Ranomi Kromowidjojo (51.93)

Bronze: USA     3:34.24 (American Record)     +1.09
Missy Franklin (53.52)
Jessica Hardy (53.53)
Lia Neal (53.65)
Allison Schmitt (53.54)

4TH: China     3:36.75        +3.60

5TH: Great Britain     3:37.02        +3.87

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Womens Swimming Team USA

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay: Finals – Wednesday, August 1
Gold: USA     7:42.92 (Olympic Record)
Missy Franklin (1:55.96)
Dana Vollmer (1:56.02)
Shannon Vreeland (1:56.85)
Allison Schmitt (1:54.09)

Silver:  Australia     7:44.41        +1.49
Bronte Barratt (1:55.76)
Melanie Schlanger (1:55.62)
Kylie Palmer (1:56.91)
Alicia Coutts (1:56.12)

Bronze: France     7:47.49        +4.57
Camille Muffat (1:55.51)
Charlotte Bonnet (1:57.78)
Ophélie-Cyrielle Étienne (1:58.05)
Coralie Balmy (1:56.15)

4TH: Canada     7:50.65        +7.73

5TH: Great Britain     7:52.37        +9.451

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay: Finals – Saturday, August 4
Gold: USA    3:52.05 (World Record)
Missy Franklin (58.50)
Rebecca Soni (1:04.82)
Dana Vollmer (55.48)
Allison Schmitt (53.25)

Silver: Australia     3:54.02        +1.97
Emily Seebohm (59.01)
Leisel Jones (1:06.06)
Alicia Coutts (56.41)
Melanie Schlanger (52.54)

Bronze: Japan     3:55.73        +3.68
Aya Terakawa (58.99)
Satomi Suzuki (1:05.96)
Yuka Kato (57.36)
Haruka Ueda (53.42)

4TH: Russia     3:56.03        +3.98

5TH: China     3:56.41        +4.36

Source: London 2012

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